Category Archives: motivation

RRCA Run Coaching Certification

I forgot to mention that I recently obtained an additional coaching certification. Last month I attended a two-day training and passed the 100 question exam to become a Road Runners Club of American Certified Run Coach. I can’t say that I learned anything that I hadn’t heard before but it’s always good to reinforce knowledge [...]
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Who’s Left

As some of you may be aware, on March 4th, my brother in law Lefty Snyder suffered a brain aneurysm that ruptured three times, requiring three emergency surgical procedures. He remains in Bryn Mawr hospital’s ICU. He’s in and out of pain and in and out of sedation but is miraculously making ever so small [...]
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Do it Quietly & Humbly

What I’m about to say might ruffle a few feathers but I’m going to say it anyway. I think I need to say it to clear my head. Hell someone needs to say it. I don’t like to use the word hate often so let me just say that I very much dislike how social [...]
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25 Random Acts of Kindness

25 Random Act of Kindness: 1. Give a genuine compliment 2. Choose forgiveness 3. Grab lunch with a new coworker 4. Give up your seat on public transportation 5. Treat a friend to coffee 6. Lend an ear to someone who needs it 7. Pay for a stranger’s parking 8. Visit an elderly relative 9. Donate [...]
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Student of the Year Grand Finale Gala Mission Speaker

I’m both honored and excited to have been asked to speak at this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Grand Finale Gala. Many of you know my story and my ties to this great organization. Looking forward to a terrific evening. Details HERE
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Standing for Something

This morning I learned the sad news that Jason Kilderry had passed away. Many of you know him as the exuberant exercise science fanatic and multisport coach out of New Jersey. Jason was in love with the work he and his staff at ETA did and took a personal and vested interest in the successes [...]
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New Movement Sports Magazine Article

Here is my newest segment of Mindful Chatter written for Movement Sports Magazine. Enjoy.
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The Color of My Shirt

So, I’ll share this…. One of the hassles about living with a chronic form of leukemia is that it’s always there. It may lie quietly in remission showing no clinical evidence of being there…. but it is there.  You may feel strong and fit and like your old pre-cancerous self, but the monster is in there…lurking. This [...]
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The Courage to Succeed

How do you define success in a race? For some, success equals winning. But “winning” itself may also take on different meanings for different people. Does finishing with a PR define your success? Or does simply finishing the race determine that your day was successful? Such that your finisher medal is your living proof of [...]
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The thing about racing sunsets is that in time the sunset will ultimately always win. In spite of our best efforts, and all the hope and belief we can muster, the sunset is going to win. But if we’re lucky, that sun can set with breathtaking beauty. The key is being able to enjoy that [...]
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